Mexico beat the United States 1-0 and was crowned champion of the 2019 Gold Cup

Mexico vs USA | Mexico beat the United States 1-0 and was crowned champion of the 2019 Gold Cup
Mexico vs USA | Mexico beat the United States 1-0 and was crowned champion of the 2019 Gold Cup

The Mexican soccer team won the Gold Cup on Sunday for the eighth time after winning 1-0 to their US counterpart in the "Concacaf classic" thanks to a goal by Jonathan Dos Santos.


Thus, the "Tri" was consecrated as the most successful of CONCACAF when adding another Cup after the wins in 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

While his classic rival, who won it in 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017, was close to equaling him as the top winners of the CONCACAF tournament.


"I do not know what to say, I'm happy to be able to contribute my bit, in the end it all comes in its time and now it has arrived to reach glory," said Dos Santos after the game.

Dos Santos scored the title goal in the 73rd minute of the game at Soldier Field in Chicago with a left-footed shot inside the box after receiving a pass from Raúl Jiménez with the heel. The ball hit the crossbar before going to the back of the goal.

"It was what we came for, nothing was worth what we had done before if we did not win the Cup. We have to try to show that we are an important team, but not only in CONCACAF," said midfielder Andres Guardado.

Before the goal, the United States had four clear scoring options that did not materialize due to failures of the forwards and accurate interventions of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

While Mexico only had one in the 42nd minute with a shot from Dos Santos that came out of the left post.

In the final minutes, the United States pressed for a draw to send the match to extra time, but they did not get it, so Mexico remained the most winning team in CONCACAF.

"Very happy with the title, we are a team with committed players and we deserved the win," said Ochoa.
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